Harris won't allow Millwall players to "accept" relegation

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MILLWALL boss Neil Harris will not allow his players to "settle" for relegation until the Lions' fate this season is mathematically confirmed.

The Lions are eight points behind fourth-bottom Rotherham with eight games to go and face play-off chasing Brentford in a London derby at Griffin Park tomorrow.

But Harris, who picked up the first point of his interim spell in charge against Brighton on Tuesday, insists Millwall will fight to the death.

"You can't accept relegation and start planning for League One," he said.

"We can't settle for that and I certainly won't allow the players to do that.

"Yes, the reality is that we're in a difficult position, but we've got games to win, performances to give and contracts to be earned.

"We've also got a fan-base that demands we keep going and going."

Harris was pleased with the character on display during the 0-0 draw with the Seagulls and says his players have now set a benchmark for future performances.

"I wasn't always the best player on the pitch when I played at The Den but I played with my heart on my sleeve," Harris added.

"We've got a group of players who can do that and that's all we're asking. I enjoyed watching the team on Tuesday because of what they gave.

"I can only ask so much of the players – if they give what they can and try to follow our game plan, then that's a small success.

"But now they've done that, and showed that they can do it, that's got to be the least they show every game – they've got the work-rate, desire and the right attitude.

"We kept a clean sheet but now we demand more – now we want goals."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

16 thoughts on “Harris won't allow Millwall players to "accept" relegation

  • March 20, 2015 at 11:01
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    The dreaded not until it's 'mathematically confirmed' and its still only March.

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  • March 20, 2015 at 11:02
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    Scoring 'a' goal would be a nice start!

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  • March 20, 2015 at 11:16
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    NEIL,IF YOU WANT TO BE A 'BOSS' YOU HAVE TO BE BRAVE AND TELL A PLAYER, IF HES HAD 'STINKER'.SHOW THEM WHOS IN CHARGE, OR SHOW THEM THE 'DOOR'!NO ONE LIKES US, WE DONT CARE.STORMIN'NORMAN IS EXPECTING TO SEE A WIN, NOT ANOTHER SHORT SAD TRIP BACK HOME,AGAIN FROM BRENTFORD.

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    • March 20, 2015 at 12:37
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      @bermlion: storm i like his style.the subs the other night were spot on ..striker for striker mid for mid and wide man for another..didn't change the formation..plus i think hes been brave.by dropping fab

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  • March 20, 2015 at 11:17
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    Actually Bomber, you probably were the best player we had on the pitch, at least most of the time.

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    • March 20, 2015 at 11:43
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      @glyngo: probably was eluding to the fact that cahil ifil reid and the likes where better technically but harris gave it the most b0llox

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  • March 20, 2015 at 11:21
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    Got to have belief , dont ever throw the towel in until the fat lady sings, or to (Quote ) J Greaves!! its a funny old game, lets hope it is starting Tomorrow. COYL

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  • March 20, 2015 at 12:28
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    Repeat the first half performance of basic football as we did against Brighton for the whole match, and we will get a result.
    Come on Harris show Holloway that he was crap and get that first win.

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  • March 20, 2015 at 13:42
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    Bumped into a Wycombe fan the other day and he asked how Paris CH was doing at the den as he hadn't heard anything about im. I told him he got injured in training, came back got injured again in his first match, out for a couple of months then comes back an plays only 45 mins and gets bloody injured again! Now he's out for 3 weeks! Oh yeah says the Wycombe fan..."same old Paris... very injury prone...we did good business there but surprised Holloway didn't know this when he signed im" Say no more! Oh yeah and as he went off he shouts...hey can we keep Fred he's f****** awsome!

    Says it all really about that clown Holloway but at least we'll have Fred back next season. As for Paris (real wall name that ...I think not!) if he can't hack it in the pro game without getting injured then we'll need to get shot of im an maybe claim some insurance money!

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    • March 20, 2015 at 14:19
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      @Purleyspencer: If Fred starts for us next season and shows similar form that he has Shown for Wycombe, he will then be sold in the January window.

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  • March 20, 2015 at 15:31
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    COYL we are not down yet let f****** get a win and keep on winning make sure we get stuck in and show them we are millwall and we dont go down without a fight definitely need them 3pts f*** Brentford they are s*** all we need is 2 get our confidence back again

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  • March 20, 2015 at 21:08
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    Deluded IH hyperbole.

    Neil a great player, great club but not the manager for our future.

    Time to make good after years of poor decisions by the club.
    Time for sweeping changes.
    Time to look to our future and a fresh start probably in a different division.

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  • March 21, 2015 at 00:00
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    'MILLWALL boss Neil Harris will not allow his players to "settle" for relegation until the Lions' fate this season is mathematically confirmed.'
    The players already settled for the drop before Christmas. They just didn't know it.

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  • March 21, 2015 at 12:03
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    Let the great escape start tomorrow please gents I can see it now we win all our remaining matches we stay up on goal difference ( were prolific ) only for the FA to deduct us 10 points at the end of the season for being to loud at the Brenford .
    Good luck tomorrow boys I hope its a carbon copy of the result and the atmosphere at Fulham earlier on in the season .......

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